Prisoner of the american dream Author:Joseph Jennings This is the incredible trek of a black youngster growing up in a proud culture that today is holding together despite horrific stresses. — His early years were filled with extremes: — A violent home that was the social center of wild, exciting, colorful neighborhood — Humiliating poverty amid easy money, cheap glitter and hollow promises of big-tal... more »king drug pushers vacant-eyed street hustlers, and desperate numbers' runners
A praying grandmother and a flashy preacher uncle both consumed with the unfolding tragedy of a good kid being seduced by the empty dreams of the street
By the time Joseph Jennings was in high school, the angry young man was determined to have everything promised on TV and in the movies.
He did whatever it took to achieve the American dream of material success, if it meant a little larceny, a bit of drug dealing - and running on the wild, violent and deadly side of the law.
Here is a story of hope - Joe survived despite the shallow lies of his false dreams.
His is a tale of inspiration ... you can thrive, regardless - no matter how desperate your circumstances« less